The deceased minors have been identified as Kusmita Majhi (8), daughter of Goura Majhi, and Susanta Majhi (4), son of Godan Majhi. Both are residents of Kutruguda village.
As per reports, the minors were playing near the pond while their family members were busy in working at the nearby ragi field.
After sometime, the two children reportedly went missing. Following search, their parents found the duo floating in the pond.
The minors were immediately rescued and rushed to Biswanathpur Community Health Centre (CHC) where the doctor declared them ‘brought dead’.
On being informed, Bishwanathpur Police reached the spot and started a probe into the matter.
“The children might have slipped into the water body and drowned. A case of unnatural death has been registered. Further investigation is underway,” said a police officer.
A pall of gloom has descended on the village following the demise of the two minors.